The Road to Singapore, High Pressure, Private Detective 62, The Key. William Powell’s romantic, comic and mystery talents are on display in 4 films from his 1931-34 tenure at Warner.
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When William Powell signed with Warner Bros., he did more than find a new studio home for his urbane sophistication – it was there he solidified himself as a leading man. Culled from the nine 1931-34 films Powell made at Warner, these four films variously draw on the star’s renowned romantic, comic and sleuthing talents. The Road to Singapore (1931): The roving eye of boozing playboy Powell settles on a blonde (Doris Kenyon) disenchanted with her neglectful husband (Louis Calhern). High Pressure (1931): Powell’s roguish wit is in high gear as he plays a garrulous promoter selling investors on a scheme to make ersatz rubber. Private Detective 62 (1933): Private eye Powell falls for the socialite (Margaret Lindsay) he’s supposed to frame. The Key (1934): In volatile 1920 Dublin, British officer Powell sacrifices his freedom for the woman he loves (Edna Best) and her political-captive husband (Colin Clive). Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.